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March 25, 2009

Thanks, team!

March 25, 2009

Now that the formal part of the project is over and the final report is pretty much ready to go, it's time to acknowledge that it's been a team effort and thank everyone.Sounds Good has involved many people, staff and students, all of whom helped the project to succeed in one way or another. Thanks are particularly due ...

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March 23, 2009

So where are we?

March 23, 2009

At the end of February I called ‘time’ on Sounds Good: audio feedback after that date would not be taken into account when writing up the project. Since then, I’ve been gathering and analysing information and drafting the reports for JISC. Several months ago I asked on the blog ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ Only now, after ...

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February 22, 2009

Too little too late?

February 22, 2009

(Posted by 'magsinhull' - Maggie Holmes) A thousand apologies for being so tardy with this: I've been running around trying to get to grips with my new job, but I'm now in a position to start if it is not too late. Below are a few points that have occurred to me. They relate to my context of teaching ...

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February 11, 2009

Simon (York)

February 11, 2009

(Posted by Simon Sweeney, York St John University) HELLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!Finally managed to get back in to the Blog. The trouble is if you use three computers, three email addresses and forty seven and three quarters passwords you make mistakes. However, with the help of my pet whippet I now have an ENTIRELY MEMORABLE blog password!!!!!!!!OK, Sounds Good!!!???This has been - ...

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December 19, 2008

The indirector

December 19, 2008

Three years ago, beginning my exploration of audio feedback, I was a one-man band. I did the literature search, decided on the technology, taught myself how to use it, recorded the feedback on my students’ work, sent it to them, gathered their comments on the experience, analysed the data and published the results. In a very straightforward way, ...

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December 17, 2008

First impressions

December 17, 2008

by Steve Dixon, Newman University College, Birmingham. Newman is a partner institution in Sounds Good 2.] It's a few weeks now since we did the "first run" of audio feedback with our first years - a few weeks to allow us to catch our breath, look back and reflect on what we did. So what can I say? ...

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December 08, 2008

Simon Sweeney's first post

December 08, 2008

by Simon Sweeney, York St John University] Greetings from York....Finally making a contribution to the Blog. I saw the Guardian piece last week and was pleased to see good publicity for this innovative project!We have had some interesting discussions at York St John on various kinds of electronic feedback - including electronic marking - something I have experimented ...

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December 02, 2008

Power of the spoken word

December 02, 2008

Sounds Good is featured on p.5 of the 'Digital Student' supplement in today's Guardian, published in association with JISC. You can see the online version at: ...

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November 12, 2008

About to start stage one feedback.

November 12, 2008

by Simon Thomson, Deputy Project Manager, Sounds Good]  At the end of this week over 100 students (I hope) will be submitting their work for me to assess. I used audio feedback last year on about 25 students from this very module. This year I plan to do about 80. The students upload the assignments via our virtual ...

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November 11, 2008

Here Goes....

November 11, 2008

Hi, this is my first post to the Sounds Good blog, and I only have 10 minutes or so. I'm Steve Dixon, Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at Newman University College, and we're just about to start audio feedback.Literally.As in about nine and a half minutes time.We're trialling with our first year cohort, so we have about 80 ...

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